Children’s Therapist

Full-Time
Tuesday - Saturday

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Provides for the immediate emotional and psychological health and safety needs of children,including crisis intervention, safety planning, and domestic violence education.
•Provides needs assessments for children in residential services.
•Provides individual and family therapy to residential and non-residential clients.
•Provides weekly group therapy to address issues specific to the needs of child survivors of domestic violence.
•Provides mental health related case management to children as needed.
•Develops individualized treatment plans for children that reflect client input and needs of all clients in the program.
•Serves as the resident expert regarding child survivors of domestic violence, particularly to support shelter advocates in managing a safe and successful community living environment.
•Maintains clinical files and documentation according to quality assurance, grant reporting, and auditing standards.
•As requested by supervisor, provides direct supervision to Master’s level interns and provisionally licensed therapists providing services within the agency, including providing direct reports with reports with coaching, counseling, and disciplinary action as needed.
•Provides regular supervision and performance evaluations to direct reports.
•Ensures direct reports are adequately trained to conduct their job duties and to maintain compliance with all Hope House service philosophies, policies, and procedures.
•Participates in continuous quality improvement activities such as maintaining QA standards and ensuring accurate and timely data entry and reporting.
•Develops program curricula under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services.
•Represents Hope House at community meetings, gives tours, and facilitates speaking engagements as requested.
•Provides on call assistance to shelter and Guardian Program operations on a rotating basis, by assisting and advising advocates regarding clinical matters and working additional shifts, if needed.
•Follows all Hope House service philosophies, policies, and procedures.
•Performs other duties as requested.

REQUIREMENTS – The Children's Therapist must have the ability to:
•Speak effectively in a group setting;
•Maintain appropriate boundaries when working with program participants and staff;
•Maintain confidentiality, neutrality, and professionalism in role;
•Multi task and work in a fast paced environment;
•Travel to various meetings in the community and between both locations;
•Transport clients in own vehicle or in the company vehicle with a valid driver’s license and current motor vehicle insurance;
•Work effectively with persons who have diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and backgrounds;
•Demonstrate basic computer skills;
•Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and follow through;
•Demonstrate general knowledge of the dynamics and causes of domestic violence and a commitment to end domestic violence as a social problem;
•Adapt to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned;
•Arrive to work promptly and regularly;
•Concentrate and perform accurately;
•Work a variety of schedules, depending upon the needs of the program;
•Work under the stress of deadlines; and
•Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.

Post offer, pre-employment screening requires successful completion of a Children’s Division screening and criminal background check; and valid driver’s license, current motor vehicle insurance, and acceptable motor vehicle record report.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
•An advanced degree from an accredited program in Counseling Psychology or related field;
•Licensed in the state of Missouri or licensed eligible; and
•Previous professional experience providing counseling to children and families.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Previous experience working with child survivors of domestic violence
• Bilingual with any second language

PHYSICAL/WORKING CONDITIONS:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, climb, hear and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to focus.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Hope House is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

To Apply:  Send resume to 
Human Resources
PO Box 577
Lee’s Summit MO 64063

Or

Email Traci Francis at tfrancis@hopehouse.net

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